Rick Hall wrote: Duckslayer26 wrote:
Yaaker wrote:We should clear up that the Zink COD is not a honker call. It is a lesser call. The Money Maker and NOS are their honker calls.
That being said, I prefer the NOS or the PCC 509.
I agree, its too high of a pitch for a honker IMO. I like my RNT G3 & RNT Warbird.
Experience may change your mind about "honker" calls. Once won a bet tolling our limits of giants with a squeeze bulb bicycle horn that was mighty high pitched, then did it again the next day just 'cause I could. Not giving higher pitched calls a go with big Canada, because they're somehow supposed to be "lesser" calls, could cost you birds.
I have to run a lot of traffic birds where I hunt. In the last part of the season, it is often pass shooting as they fly from a refuge roost quarry to a refuge feeding area inside the city. So, I get to see what sort of sounds the birds respond to and what they ignore, without the complicating factors of decoys and feed to affect their reactions. When hunting that area in years past, I used a lower pitched "goosey" call .... and was invariably ignored. But, when I switched several years back to using a high pitched call, birds started responding well to the calling ..... not all of them .... not even most of them, but enough to shoot a a few, which was not possible in years I used a lower pitched call. Most of the big geese you hear are high pitched. If you make the sounds they make, they tend to respond well ... or at least some do. Now, when you're in the decoys, it becomes more important to be lower pitched ... using more moans, buzz clucks, etc., if you're dealing with smaller groups of geese. Around here, a flock containing 2 dozen geese is about as big as we normally get.